92 unnumbered leaves [that is, 2 unnumbered leaves, 164 unnumbered pages, 2 unnumbered leaves] ; 26 cm
Title from fourth fly leaf (opposite first page of text)
Paging from library's inventory
Written in a legible but rather careless hand in ink (black and blue) on unruled pages; many pages have the year written in the upper left corners; each entry begins "Ce [date: number and name of month]."
Marie-Angélique Birranger was the wife of Henri Desrivières (1804-1865), the son of François Amable Desrivières (1764-1830), principal heir of James McGill. Henri Desrivières was a seigneur of Montarville and a political figure in Canada Est who represented Verchères in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada in 1841
Former call number: CH1.S37 (2)
The diary describes social, family and economic life in Montreal and Stanbridge, Québec from 29 October 1848 to 1 June 1949. There are also many comments about the weather and the author's health
Copy in McGill University's Rare Books and Special Collections, Manuscript Collection has pencil notation written sideways on front free endpaper: "Bought from R.W. Lull July 10 1913."
Copy in McGill University's Rare Books and Special Collections, Manuscript Collection: half bound reddish brown leather, marbled paper over boards, plain paper manuscript ink title label pasted on front cover, red speckled edges; rubbed spine with some damage, bumped corners